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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will clean the outside of a refrigerator.  (Note that this BB is part of an 2-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Alice List. You must complete two Badge Bits in the Alice List.)



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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - deep clean the exterior of a refrigerator
      - including pulling it out
      - don’t forget the top!

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the dirty exterior of the refrigerator
   - an action shot of the top, sides, and coils being cleaned
   - an after picture of the clean refrigerator
   - a description of the cleaners used
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Cleaned the fridge today.  It didn't have exposed coils but there was a metal vent on each side and the "in" side was pretty dusty.  Vacuumed the dust bunnies off the floor, wall, back of fridge and the top of the fridge.  Dusted/washed with a damp cloth (dampened with water) and further cleaned the back, top and sides.   I didn't take pictures of the other side since the railing was in the way to get around but I did clean it :)
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Before
Before
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Pulled out, dirty side (see brown and white spots)
Pulled out, dirty side (see brown and white spots)
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Dusty top
Dusty top
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Dusty back grill (top of photo is the IN side)
Dusty back grill (top of photo is the IN side)
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Clean top
Clean top
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Clean side
Clean side
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Clean back
Clean back
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Vacuuming
Vacuuming
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Dusting top
Dusting top
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Cleaning side
Cleaning side
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Cleaning all fridge-freezer combination at once, inside and outside. I make a choice of which photos to put where. Some will be in more than one thread.


Fridge before cleaning, exterior


Cleaning utensils: rosemary desinfectant 'tea' I made, Lemon juice, baking soda, rag made from old towel, old toothbrush and little fork for the difficult little corners


Hot water (boiling hot) is very good for cleaning!


Clean fridge!

Did I forget tom mention something?
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You're missing one requirement:
- an action shot of the top, sides, and coils being cleaned

 
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You're missing one requirement:
- an action shot of the top, sides, and coils being cleaned


Oops, forgot! I'll do that again and make photos ... later of course, when it isn't clean anymore. So I'll wait for my BBs, no problem.
 
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Hello friends, I have cleaned an exterior of a fridge.  Let's get right into it!  Here's a bunch of dirty pictures. Hey, you asked for them.









OK whew let's clean that mess.









So let's see if that mess is clean. Er.  Some of the stuff that looks like dirt is just dust balls that keep static-clinging.










The cleaner I used was vinegar.
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You're missing one requirement:
- including pulling it out
...coils being cleaned

 
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Oh, sorry I didn't label that very clearly. The coils are underneath.  I removed the front kickplate and vacuumed underneath, pictured here.

 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:Oh, sorry I didn't label that very clearly. The coils are underneath.  I removed the front kickplate and vacuumed underneath, pictured here.


That's the problem here too. Very difficult to reach the coils ... so that part of the BB is still waiting until I totally empty all the fridge-freezer another time, to be able to tilt it
 
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I think it's still worth pulling out.  On my submission up higher you can see how the back of my fridge didn't have coils visible but there were air vents.  The "in" vent was plugged with dust and if I hadn't pulled the fridge out I never would have seen that to clean it off.  Plus I found lots of stuff on the floor to vacuum up back there, no money though
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:I think it's still worth pulling out.  On my submission up higher you can see how the back of my fridge didn't have coils visible but there were air vents.  The "in" vent was plugged with dust and if I hadn't pulled the fridge out I never would have seen that to clean it off.  Plus I found lots of stuff on the floor to vacuum up back there, no money though



Aww, sorry you didn't find any money.    My fridge is not intended to be serviced by the consumer.  It doesn't have wheels, or even self-leveling feet.  The frame sits directly on the floor.  So without an appliance dolly I can't move it.  But I can understand where you're coming from, so I'll just enjoy my sparkling clean fridge exterior.
 
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